General Information



We are looking for enthusiastic teachers who have creative class ideas and are well-versed at media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry making, etc!


Send us your ideas for a fun new class or workshop.


Please Fill out a CLASS PROPOSAL



JAC is a non profit 501 (c)(3).  Our mission is to nurture and promote the practice and appreciation of the arts through Education, Exhibits, Cultural Programs, and Community Outreach Initiatives.  We are excited to offer art classes to our community and expect honesty and integrity from our Board of Directors, Staff, and Instructors.



As an independent contractor, you are responsible for helping with the promotion and advertisement of your classes. You are responsible for helping to share event. Word of mouth is the best advertising. Get out there and tell people what you’re up to!

Teachers are required to sign and complete all the information on the instructor’s contract, please fill out a W-9 (ONLY need 1 per instructor) and return them to the Education Coordinator prior to your first class.


CLASS MATERIALS                       

Class materials are included in the class fee and are supplied to the students at no extra cost unless an exception is noted.  Instructors must make themselves familiar with the supply storage room and what supplies JAC has on hand for use.  Any special or new materials needed are the responsibility of the instructor.  JAC will reimburse instructors for their cost if preapproved.  Please submit a "request for payment" form and include the receipt of materials purchased to the office.



Classes may be one or multiple sessions.  It is your responsibility to work out the details of your class needs prior to your first class session.  Instructors are responsible for preparing all the necessary supplies, setting up the classroom, cleaning up (tables wiped down, floors swept, tables straightened out) afterward, and returning supplies to the storage room and putting them away in the right spot.  If you are teaching off-site, you are responsible for packing and picking up supplies you will need for your activities. 



Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather or illness.  If we do not reach the minimum enrollment, class will be cancelled by JAC.  As for weather cancellation, if the Alton School District closes school, JAC classes will be cancelled.  It is the responsibility of the Instructor to inform the Education Coordinator of a cancellation due to illness.  Please give as much advance notice as possible.  Instructor is also responsible for rescheduling a makeup date that works for the majority of the students.



Instructors are paid $20/hr for instruction time plus 1/2 hour for prep.  Payments will be processed by check and mailed to the address on file within 1 month of the your last class date.  As long as a completed contract is on file.

If you would like to volunteer as a teacher, same rules apply.

Please Fill out a CLASS PROPOSAL